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World AIDS Day

News

President Obama Issues Proclamation Honoring World AIDS Day

by David Badash ● 9:35 PM November 30, 2013
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President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation honoring World AIDS Day, to “renew our commitment to preventing the spread of this virus at home and abroad.”

Bigotry Watch

AIDS Is ‘Suffering Of Sin’ Says Liberty Counsel Leader On World AIDS Day

by David Badash ● 1:18 PM December 3, 2012
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Matt Barber on Saturday, World AIDS Day, claimed that AIDS is the “suffering of sin” for LGBT people, linking to an iconic 1990 image of a dying AIDS patient.

News

Hillary Clinton Unveils Blueprint For AIDS-Free Generation In World AIDS Day Speech

by David Badash ● 1:43 PM November 29, 2012
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Hillary Clinton announced her Blueprint for an AIDS-Free Generation. “HIV may well be with us into the future,” Clinton said, but “the disease that it causes need not be.”

Arts

Artists For Charity To Hold Art Auction to Support HIV Positive Orphans

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 11:03 AM November 29, 2012
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Artists For Charity founded a home for HIV positive orphans no one else would help. This Saturday, World AIDS Day, you have a chance to help them.

HIV/AIDS

Watch: Hillary Clinton Speaks At The 2012 International AIDS Conference

by David Badash ● 3:26 PM July 24, 2012
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Hillary Clinton spoke at the 2012 International AIDS Conference, announcing the United States is donating $80 million to help poor countries end new AIDS infections.

HIV/AIDS

On Our Radar – Mary Fisher: The HIV/AIDS Icon You (Probably) Never Heard Of

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 10:25 AM December 4, 2011
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Mary Fisher is one of the most amazing people you’ve probably never heard of, and an HIV/AIDS activist to the world.

HIV/AIDS

Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2011

by David Badash ● 6:19 PM December 1, 2011
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On World AIDS Day, 30 years after the 1st cases of HIV/AIDS were reported, we stand with those affected by HIV & recommit to progress toward an AIDS free generation.

HIV/AIDS

Obama On World AIDS Day: Today We Renew Our Commitment To Ending HIV/AIDS

by David Badash ● 5:49 PM December 1, 2011
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President Obama spoke on the need to renew the world’s commitment to ending HIV/AIDS by 2015, during a (RED) sponsored event in Washington, D.C., on World AIDS Day.

Discrimination

Infographic: HIV/AIDS 30 Years Later — Successes And Failures

by David Badash ● 2:09 PM December 1, 2011
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This infographic on the successes and failures of HIV/AIDS, titled, “The Changing Face of AIDS,” tells many stories. Sadly, the human ones are too many to fit.

Civil Rights

9 HIV/AIDS Activists Arrested By NYC Cops On World AIDS Day

by David Badash ● 5:37 PM December 1, 2010
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This morning we brought you the story of the NYC non-profit group, Housing Works, which fights for the rights of low-income people living with HIV, and their protest of NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s severe cuts to their budget. Well, turns out that even on World AIDS Day, in front of a mayoral annual World AIDS [...]

HIV/AIDS

Watch: 2010 World AIDS Day Tribute

by David Badash ● 1:00 PM December 1, 2010
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This video was created by my friend, Silicon Valley LGBT and AIDS activist Paul Richardson. You may remember his work here earlier, “Veterans Day Salute: The Faces Of LGBT Veterans,” a moving tribute to gay and lesbian vets. “Pablito Richardson” has participated in the Silicon Valley Walk for AIDS for years and his “Team Pablito” [...]

HIV/AIDS

Bagels Announce World AIDS Day Schmear Campaign Against NYC Mayor Bloomberg

by David Badash ● 10:10 AM December 1, 2010
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The folks at at Housing Works, a NYC-based nonprofit that fights for the rights of low-income people living with HIV sent this along to me. Sadly, in a budget- and deficit-conscious world, the poor are always the first to be hit — and hit hard. It’s nice to see they have the support of the [...]

Actions

NYC, International Rallies For World AIDS Day

by David Badash ● 3:01 PM November 30, 2009
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Tomorrow, December 1, 2009, is once again World AIDS Day. This year, “Light For Rights” is holding twenty rallies around the world, “to honor those we have lost to AIDS and to highlight the fundamental rights we all share.” There are six in New York City, and the one in Washington Square Park, “…will feature [...]

Healthcare

On World AIDS Day, CBS News Commits An Act Of Journalistic Irresponsibility

by David Badash ● 1:34 PM December 1, 2008

Twenty years ago today, the World Health Organization created “World AIDS Day” to raise awareness about the deadly pandemic of HIV/AIDS. AIDS has killed over 25 million people since 1981. Last year alone two million people died from AIDS, more than ten percent of those were children. HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be [...]